M-Trac-1 for Mysore, M-Trac-2 for M'lore

Introduction of M-Trac-1 in Mysore City at a cost of Rs 40 crore and M-Trac-2 in Mangalore City at a cost Rs 25 crore on the lines of B-Trac in Bangalore are among the major announcements in the State budget to improve policing and traffic in the State.

 Setting up of 20 new police stations across the State, including some all-women police stations and construction of Yadgir district SP office, are other proposals. 

The budget also has reference to a series of steps to be taken to tighten security at prisons in different districts. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah quoted the incident of serial rapist-killer, Jaishankar escaping from Bangalore Central Prison and supply of drugs and usage of contraband and cellphones at various prisons and directed the Prisons Department staff to take stringent measures. The government accepted a few such proposals from the Prisons Department and they find a mention in the budget. 

The government has earmarked funds to instal CCTV cameras and fix mobile phone jammers at Mysore, Dharwad, Bellary, Bijapur and Gulbarga district prisons.The police welcomed the decision to hike ex gratia from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 30 lakh given in case of death of police personnel on duty, increase of Rs 10 lakh ex gratia for permanent disability and Rs 2 lakh for serious injuries and group insurance for police. Mysore City Police Commissioner M A Saleem said Myso­re’s traffic reforms will get a boost with the implementation of M-Trac-1. “B-Trac will be the model for us to implement M-Track,” he added. 

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